San Antonio Spurs (19-17) at Los Angeles Clippers (21-14)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 111.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.3 points and 6.2 assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.9 points and 9.1 rebounds. Rudy Gay is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 2.3 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost five of their last six road games.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a victory after winning four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 114.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 221.50.7 points and 8.2 rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.5 points and 2.3 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won their last three home games.
The Spurs are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games playing on 0 days rest, 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Clippers are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 21-10 ATS in the last 31 meetings. The over is 5-0 in Clippers last 5 overall. The under is 7-2 in Spurs last 9 overall.
The San Antonio Spurs have turned their season around recently, but they continue to stink up the joint on the road where they've now lost six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers were going to start winning eventually, as they've been shooting lights up the last couple of weeks, and they gave the Los Angeles Lakers the buisness in the second half. Points are always tough to pass up with the Spurs, but I can't back them against another quality team on the road until they turn things around. I'll lay the small chalk with the Clippers.